carrier Aeropostal could become a saviour to bankrupt
and grounded Colombian carrier West Caribbean Airways, after Aeropostal chief Nelson Ramiz
declared an interest in reviving the airline.
Caribbean was partially grounded over safety concerns by Colombian
civil aviation authority Aerocivil last July and
remained fully inoperative after the crash of one of its Boeing MD-82s a month
by its majority owner and CEO Jorge Perez to find a partner for the airline
have been unsuccessful and the company has filed for administration.
Aeropostal chief Ramiz says
that he is “exploring possibilities to resurrect the airline” and is in talks
with “potential local partners” from the hotel and tour operator sector.
declines to identify these parties but says: “We are evaluating the state of
the company and are definitely interested in expanding Aeropostal's
network into Colombia.
But we have not yet taken a decision.”
Aeropostal previously held a minority stake in Colombia's Aerorepublica which it sold when Panama's Copa acquired Aerorepublica last